I know this is a little belated but Happy New Year! Ian and I rang in 2013 with some old friends at a bar and then spent Tuesday on the couch watching football. I really enjoyed hanging out with our friends from Michigan and I hope you were all able to spend some time with family and friends as well!

It’s been a little while since I last posted so I figured I’d do a brief update today and then post about my rough and sure-to-change 2013 race calendar tomorrow. I’d love to get some ideas from Chicagoans for local races and to hear about all of your racing plans for 2013!

But first, updates….

I spent some time on Monday updating the blog. I added a page under “Running” for my 2013 fitness goals (taken from this post) and I also barely updated my training plan page. There are a few more changes yet to come including updating my “About Me” and taking down my recipe page. I also added a Contact Info page that has links to my e-mail, twitter, instagram, and daily mile accounts. Let’s be friends!

Speaking of instagram, have you noticed less of a food focus on the blog? Remember those blog changes I was talking about? Moving forward I’m going to be blogging less about food and blogging more about running and other things. Food blogging just wasn’t doing it for me anymore¬†and I want to fill this space with other nonsense. I’m not trying to hate on any of you who blog about food– I read you (about 90% of the blogs I read are food-based) and love you– but it wasn’t working for me. I will still post restaurant reviews and will blog about delicious recipes I find because I like to spread the word about good food but besides that my food photography skills will be constrained to the instagram world. Note, there are no rules to my new madness and not everything I eat will be instagrammed either!


…and now speaking of food, I made the most delicious recipe by Kristin and just had to link to it for you. It’s amazing and you have to make it ASAP!


Finally, pvBody has an awesome January promotion going on! They’re offering anyone who signs up this month (or who is currently signed up) access to pvBody’s 30 Day Challenge. The challenge provides each participant with their own personal dietitian and trainer and provides participants with a new challenge everyday. Challenges include diet modifications and meal plans, workouts, recipes, and group activities. You can document your progress with the hash tag #pv30daychallenge. Pretty cool, right?

If you have not already signed up for pvBody but are interested and would like to receive 20% off your order, please use my link to sign up AND THEN take the challenge here. Please note that if you sign up through the second link you will not receive 20% off your order!

Alright, that’s all I have for you today. I’ll be back tomorrow to talk racing!

What kind of blogs do you read? What social media sites do you use?